This Day in Minnesota History

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Today's Date: September 24

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1848

Photographer Edward A. Bromley is born in New Haven, Connecticut. Considered the first regular newspaper staff photographer in the United States, Bromley would be connected with the Minneapolis Journal and the Minneapolis Times and would emphasize the importance of photographs in illustrating news stories and chronicling historic events. He died in 1925.

1867

In the first State Baseball Championship, the St. Paul North Stars beat the Hastings Vermillion 43-35.

1886

Dr. Justus Ohage performs the nation's first successful gall bladder surgery, at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul.

1924

Louis Warren Hill, second son of James J. Hill, is sued by seven of his nine siblings over his inheritance of the family's North Oaks farm and Burlington Northern railroad bonds totaling $750,000, all a gift from his mother, Mary T. Hill, shortly before her death. The "Allied Siblings" allege that their mother was not of sound mind and that Louis had intimidated her into bequeathing the legacy. The suit is eventually dropped because it could be proved that Mrs. Hill was competent when she made the gift.

1934

Arne Carlson is born in New York City. He would serve as the state's thirty-seventh governor. Among his achievements would be an innovative solution to the school voucher issue: a $1,000-per-child tax credit for families earning less than $35,000 per year.

1963

President John F. Kennedy speaks at the University of Minnesota at Duluth on the subject of high unemployment in the northern Great Lakes area, where joblessness was about twice the national average.